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Advanced Introduction to Landmark Criminal Cases

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Advanced Introduction to Landmark Criminal Cases

9781800886773 Edward Elgar Publishing
George P. Fletcher, Columbia Law School, US
Publication Date: October 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80088 677 3 Extent: c 160 pp
This engaging and accessible book focuses on high-profile criminal trials and examines the strategy of the lawyers, the reasons for conviction or acquittal, as well as the social importance of these famous cases.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.
 
This engaging and accessible book focuses on high-profile criminal trials and examines the strategy of the lawyers, the reasons for conviction or acquittal, as well as the social importance of these famous cases.
 
Key features include:
 
• An in-depth examination of cases that are described only superficially in the media

• Comparative analysis of headline crimes and the evolving issues of crime, punishment and justice
 
• Detailed exploration of 11 landmark criminal cases including the trials of Amanda Knox, Mike Tyson and O.J Simpson.
 
The Advanced Introduction to Landmark Criminal Cases will be a key resource for students and scholars of criminal law and justice. It will also make an interesting read for lawyers and those interested in the famous trials of the last century.
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